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Charles Giancarlo Joins Vectra Networks Board of Directors

May 28, 2014

Vectra Networks, the leading innovator in real-time detection of in-progress cyberattacks, today announced that Charles Giancarlo joins its Board of Directors.

"Charlie brings deep industry knowledge and operational experience in high-growth segments to the Vectra board," said Hitesh Sheth, President and CEO of Vectra Networks. "We look forward to his insight and guidance as Vectra redefines enterprise security."

Charles Giancarlo is a Senior Advisor to Silver Lake Partners and was previously Managing Director and Head of Value Creation. He previously served as a senior executive at Cisco Systems, most recently as executive vice president and chief development officer. At Cisco, he led the company’s overall product development and management activities and was responsible for over 80 percent of the company’s revenue. Giancarlo serves on the boards of Accenture, Arista, Blue Jeans Network, Imperva, ItsOn, ServiceNow and Soraa, and is the chairman of the board of Avaya. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University where he serves on the board of trustees, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley where he serves on the board of advisors, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About Vectra Networks

Vectra Networks is the leader of real-time detection of cyber attacks in progress. The Vectra X-series breach detection platform continuously monitors network traffic to automatically detect any phase of an ongoing cyber attack. The platform provides visually intuitive reports of hosts under attack and context about what the attacker is doing. Vectra automatically prioritizes attacks that pose the greatest business risk, enabling organizations to quickly make decisions on where to focus their time and resources. Vectra Networks’ investors include Khosla Ventures, IA Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif. Visit for more information.

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